John McEnroe knows a thing or two about on-court petulance. Here he is on Nick Kyrgios...
John Millman - Nick Kyrgios
US Open men - 30 August 2017
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Sounds like another sensational Kyrgios press conference...
MILLMAN 6-3 1-6 6-4 6-1 KYRGIOS: That's that. A big win for John Millman, probably the biggest of his career, but the story was on the other side of the court.
It was yet another dramatic day for Nick Kyrgios, who succumbed to a shoulder injury in the third set and thereafter played with a furious petulance that we've seen before from the 22-year-old.
Physically, tactically, emotionally and professionally he was just not there, and he flings his towel into the crowd in fury and sulks off Louis Armstrong.
MILLMAN 6-3 1-6 6-4 2-0 KYRGIOS: Nick Kyrgios is, as ever, providing compelling viewing here. He is clearly not right, and simply resorting to hitting the ball as hard and wildly as possible, while looking totally furious and disinterested. Why isn't he retiring? Perhaps proving a point after four injury retirements this year...
Either way, barring a remarkable turnaround, another big-name is heading out of Flushing Meadows.
MILLMAN 6-3 1-6 6-4 KYRGIOS: Kygrios loses the second set as Millman breaks following a string of errors. The charismatic Aussie looks furious and grasps his shoulder. Is he going to retire? No. He's going to smash his racquet. He flings it onto the court -- that won't help the shoulder -- and earns a point penalty from the umpire.
He's going to play on into the fourth set, though.
MILLMAN 6-3 1-6 5-4 KYRGIOS: The games are flying by and Nick Kyrgios is clearly continuing to struggle with that shoulder complaint. But his serve is still strong and that's keeping him competitive, which is a good thing because he's about to serve to stay in the third set.
John Millman, who is doing his thing on serve with minimum fuss, will sense blood and it's just about hanging in there for the No.14 seed right now.
MILLMAN 6-3 1-6 3-2 KYRGIOS: Nick Kyrgios receives more treatment on that shoulder and, in classic fashion, has an altercation with the umpire after he is handed a warning for swearing. He appeared to swear at himself -- or his shoulder -- in frustration but he's maintaining he said nothing.
"Maybe that's what he needs - to get angry," John McEnroe, a man with solid experience on-court swearing, says in commentary.
MILLMAN 6-3 1-6 2-2 KYGRIOS: This is not looking good for Kygrios. A serve, a missed forehand and a bounce of his racquet on court are followed by a grimace and another clutch of that right shoulder.
He is clearly in some discomfort but that doesn't stop him from marching to a hold, with a few fine rallies along the way.
As ever with Kygrios, we just don't know what's going to happen.
MILLMAN 6-3 1-6 2-1 KYGRIOS: Uh-oh. Trainer out for Nick Kygrios who is having some work done on his right shoulder, while the ball-boys shield him from the blazing sun with brollies.
He appeared to tweak it on a serve in the game before last, and asked the ball-boy to help him stretch it out.
The mics pick-up Kygrios saying: "I didn't feel it at all. It was just one serve, and I lost power in my arm."
Spasm or big problem? We'll have to wait and see.
MILLMAN 6-3 1-6 1-0 KYGRIOS: Not for the first time, Nick Kyrgios is confusing me.
Outplayed in the first second but imperious in the second, it's all-square in his match against John Millman. Which Kyrgios will turn up in the third? I'm not sure but it's enthralling stuff on Louis Armstrong.
MILLMAN 6-3 0-1 KYGRIOS: Possible turning point as Kygrios recovers from 0-40 down to clinch the first game of the second, sealing it with an ace. That's more like it.
MILLMAN 6-3 KYGRIOS: Another surprise on the cards? Cincinnati finalist Nick Kygrios is a set down to fellow Aussie John Millman, who finishes the final game with a crisp approach and volley, which perfectly underlines his dominance so far.
MILLMAN 1-0 KYGRIOS: The all-Aussie battle between John Millman and 14th-seed Nick Kyrgios is underway on Louis Armstrong, and the third point is a 39-point rally. "That's exactly what Millman wants - to make this physical," says John McEnroe in commentary. We'll see.